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ASPAM

1-1-40 Yasukata, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture 030-0803, Japan
+81 17-735-5311
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Ranked #14 of 43 Attractions in Aomori
Type: Lookouts, Cultural
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It certainly stands out, once you've been to the floats hall, glanced at the old ferry and you want a better view of the harbour and the bay, walk down along the waterfront and you can't miss it. There is an entrance on the waterfront and then you find yourself amongst the souvenir shops. Lots of local food is on... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

On entering the harbour (we were there recently on a cruise ship), this building dominates the port area. It is a short walk from where the ship's dock & it contains the usual tourist information and souvenir shops. We were really trying to find a Wi-Fi location which we had been told was available in this building but could get... More

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San Antonio TX
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221 reviews 221 reviews
62 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The ASPAM building is the large pyramid shaped building located on the bay, about a few minutes walk from the JR Station. It has many, many souvenir shops and also has cultural programs throughout the day.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Believe or not, the reason why that building is a Pyramid, is because the city wanted to create something to represent the A of Aomori. It is located 8 min by walking from Aomori Station. You can buy souvenirs, drink soups and apple juice. But the most interesting attraction is the Musical one. 2 ladies are playing "tsugaru Shamise", a... More

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Teresina, PI
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Aomori city is not one of the most attractive places in Tohoku area (Hirosaki is a must see place). Once in town, Aspam, the modern A shape-pyramid building dominates the scenery. I visited the place many times and in every season which is something well marked in Tohoku, and if the sky is clear, one can appreciate a superb view.... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is a large tourist imformation building in Aomori. It is a triangle in shape and has a viewing platform at the top with great views of Aomori. it also has local music and displays, Well worth a visit to buy unusual presents and foods.

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Tokyo
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

This is an tall A-shaped building a few minutes walk from Aomori Station, facing the seafront. We weren't quite sure what to expect, but a lot of the building is taken up with meeting and seminar rooms, so more for locals than tourists. The main reason for tourists to go would be to purchase souvenirs. If you want one-stop shopping... More

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Singapore
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

The A shaped building that is just 10 mins walk from the Aomori station. The building itself, except for the light up at night, has nothing much worth a visit. But the view from the top is a must go in the day. The entrance fee is ¥400 with a complimentary drink from the vending machine. The sight of the... More

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